The submarine cable system IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe), which had developed a fault on Saturday morning slowing down Internet speed in Pakistan to half, has been fixed.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), which operates the cable in the country, tweeted.
The disruption in the global internet infrastructure had impacted broadband users from all walks of life in Pakistan, including mobile broadband 3G/4G/LTE users, landline users and corporate users having dedicated speed connections.
The speed would have gone dead-slow if the PTCL had not connected the country to the world via the latest and the largest submarine cable (AAE1) last month.
PTCL’s Senior Executive Vice-President Business Development Sikandar Naqi said that luckily the cable broke on land which was helpful in restoring the internet service in less time.
He said that fault in fibre cables was not an unusual incident and Pakistan did not alone suffer from its impact.